The organisers of the Leipzig Games Convention have confirmed the dates for next year's event, and announced plans to launch a new convention in Asia.

Next year's GCDC will take place from August 22 - 26 at the same venue - the Leipzig Messe. More than 180,000 visitors from 17 countries attended last year's show, and organisers Leipzig Messe International are expecting another healthy turnout this time around.

In addition, LMI has announced that it is teaming up with CEMS to launch the Games Convention Asia. The event is scheduled to take place at the SUNTEC Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More than 200 exhibitors are expected to occupy 25,000 square metres of space, and 105,000 visitors are set to attend - including 5000 from the games industry. GCA will be held from September 7 - 9 next year.